This concert celebrates the centuries-old tradition of Venice’s annual carnival and ceremonial Marriage to the Sea. It will feature sacred, secular and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Rovetta, and contemporaries, as the choir presents a musical reconstruction of this event as it might have sounded in the 1630s.
The choir will be accompanied by the specialist period instrument group His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, and continuo will be provided by theorbo players. There will be ancient Venetian cornett fanfares, plainsong, and multi-part choral music from one of the richest genres of choral music and one of the most exhilarating periods of musical history.
Next rehearsal Tuesday 27 February in High Church, Hilton
James Lobban Conducting Scholar
Tobias Wolf is the 2017-18 James Lobban Conducting Scholar